About Imago


The Imago Film Festival seeks to showcase independent film that deals with faith issues, emphasizing image and story. The festival selects films capture the full spectrum of human emotion, experience, and spirituality.

We encourage filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to provide image and story dealing with the spiritual journey of human experience. We encourage films that experiment with the wonder and struggle of this journey.

Based at Judson University, the founders of the festival want attendees to rethink the way they engage film as consumers, appreciators, and believers. And the hope for the festival is that it opens a dialogue about who and what we’re meant to be as ethical beings.


The directors of the Imago Film Festival are compelled to think as Christians, beyond the confines typically placed on Christians by limited ideas of faith and art. The following tenets are drawn from the works of Dorothy Sayers, Madeleine L’Engle, and Flannery O’Connor.

1,3 Dorothy Sayers, "Toward a Christian Esthetic;" 2 Flannery O'Connor, "Novelist and Believer;" 4,5 Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water.